Well, Baby Matzke is getting spoiled already, and we don't even know who they are or when they will be with us! Here are the goodies he/she got today! :
There's not a whole lot to update at this point. Everything except the dang CBI is done. Michael called them last week and they said they had just finished with background checks that were recieved in October. Ours were recieved by them in November, so hopefully it won't be to much longer. We turned our profile books into NightLight last week. Since the CBI is so backed up, they asked us to get a clearance from our local PD, just so they can start showing our portfolio to potential birthmoms. I can't believe that soon, birth families will start having the opportunity to get information about us. I am excited but nervous at the same time. I know we could potentially be waiting for years (well, they said 18 months is about the longest wait they've ever had with an adoptive family), but I just hope it happens soon!
We've gotten several baby bottles filled with change returned to us ALREADY! THANKS!! It is adding up so quickly. We are never sure if people want the bottles back after they have been filled to continue collecting change, so if you do please let us know.
We are starting to plan our adoption-palozza. It will have dinner provided so we'll have a suggested donation to come. Then we are hoping to have some raffle prizes and a silent auction. We've had some talk of people potentionally offering both big ticket and smaller items, or even services. If you or anyone you know would be willing to donate please let us know! We're planning it for the end of July, so when we get more info we will be getting the word out!